As·sure v. t. [imp. & p. p. Assured p. pr. & vb. n. Assuring.]
1. To make sure or certain; to render confident by a promise, declaration, or other evidence.
His promise that thy seed shall bruise our foe . . .
Assures me that the bitterness of death
Is past, and we shall live. --Milton.
2. To declare to, solemnly; to assert to (any one) with the design of inspiring belief or confidence.
I dare assure thee that no enemy
Shall ever take alive the noble Brutus. --Shak.
3. To confirm; to make certain or secure.
And it shall be assured to him. --Lev. xxvii. 19.
And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. --1 John iii. 19.
4. To affiance; to betroth. [Obs.]
5. Law To insure; to covenant to indemnify for loss, or to pay a specified sum at death. See Insure.
Syn: -- To declare; aver; avouch; vouch; assert; asseverate; protest; persuade; convince.
v 1: make certain of; "This nest egg will ensure a nice
retirement for us"; "Preparation will guarantee
success!" [syn: guarantee, ensure, insure, secure]
2: inform positively and with certainty and confidence; "I tell
you that man is a crook!" [syn: tell]
3: assure somebody of the truth of something with the intention
of giving the listener confidence; "I assured him that
traveling to Cambodia was safe"
4: be careful or certain to do something; make certain of
something; "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See
that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the
product" [syn: see, check, insure, see to it, ensure,
5: cause to feel sure; give reassurance to; "The airline tried
to reassure the customers that the planes were safe" [syn:
reassure] [ant: worry]
6: make a promise or commitment [syn: promise]